Bainsville hockey fun Feb. 6
BY STEVEN WARBURTON
Staff The Bainsville Recreation Association is gearing up for its annual Family Fun Hockey Day, slated for Feb. 6 at noon at Jack Danaher Park.
Although the association has been holding an annual hockey event for quite some time now, this is only the second year for the family day. In the past, the park hosted an annual hockey tournament, but association director Dave Robertson says his group decided to take things in a new direction.
“This is for all people – young and old,” he explains. “Teams will be made up as they arrive. Grandparents are encouraged to play with their grandchildren.”
There won’t be a championship game this year. The event is all about the game and having fun, and Robertson encourages all young people to wear gloves and helmets.
Entry fee is $5 per person. All funds will go to park maintenance.
The event coincides with Hockey Day in Canada, a national celebration of the game.
No-go in Williamstown
While Bainsville’s event is going ahead, another South Glengarry winter tradition, the Char-Lan Alumni Hockey Tournament, is a no-go this year.
One of the organizers, Rob
Goodbun, says that reconstruction of the clubhouse at Paul Rozon Park in Williamstown made it very difficult to plan the event.
The clubhouse was almost entirely gutted by a fire on April 3 of last year.
South Glengarry announced last week that the re-building of the structure is almost complete. The heating system is soon to be installed, while an auxiliary heater is being used for the time being.
The building and ice rink are now open to members of the public.
The alumni tourney cancellation is the second charitable event that had to be called off due to the delayed opening of the park building. Over the Christmas holiday’s, Allister Macdonell’s two- day charity tournament in support of the Julie MacLachlan Foundation was cancelled.
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